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Not recommended under 7; parental guidance to 10 (violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 7||Not recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 7-9||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 10 and over||OK for this age group|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Brave|
|Consumer advice lines:||Some scary scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Set in medieval Scotland, Brave tells the story of Merida (voice of Kelly MacDonald), daughter of Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson) and King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly). The young princess prefers to be outdoors horse-riding and shooting arrows than learning how to be a perfect princess. She is feisty and rebellious to the point of telling her mother that she’d rather die than be like her.
Merida is horrified to learn that when she reaches a certain age, she is expected to choose a suitor from one of the other royal families in the kingdom. So adamant is she that she won’t go through with this arrangement that she rides off into the woods to escape her doom. There she finds an old witch who she implores to help make her mother change her mind. The solution that the witch devises is so awful that it takes all of Merida’s courage to undo the beastly curse.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Magic and witchcraft; family conflict
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children in this age group are also likely to be scared by the above-mentioned scenes.
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Younger children in this age group may also be scared by some of the above-mentioned scenes.
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Nothing of concern
None of concern
None of concern
There is some nudity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
None of concern
Brave 3D is a mythical animated movie set in medieval times. The story of a warrior princess will appeal to older children but is too scary for younger children and is made more intense by the 3D effects.
The main messages from this movie are that fate lies within and that destiny can be changed with courage.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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